Last Updated on Monday, 5 December, 2022 at 12:32 pm by Andre Camilleri
Inbound tourists during the first 10 months of 2022 amounted to 1,957,304, while the total nights spent almost reached 14.3 million nights, the National Statistics Office has said.
“Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €1.8 billion. Total expenditure per capita decreased to €897 from €945 in 2021”
As for the month of October specifically, total inbound visitors were estimated at 244,538, an increase of 35.6% when compared to the corresponding month in 2021.
During October, a total of 210,354 inbound tourists visited Malta for holiday purposes, and 19,660 tourists came for business purposes. “The largest share of inbound tourists (in October) were aged between 25 and 44 (37%), closely followed by the 45-64 age bracket (35.7%). Italian, French and German residents made up 33.6% of total inbound tourists (in October) and total nights spent went up by 14% when compared to October 2021, surpassing 1.5 million nights.”
“The average length of stay of total inbound tourists (in October) stood at 6.6 nights and total tourist expenditure surpassed €215 million, an increase of 37.3% over the corresponding month in 2021.